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#1 of 9 Old 09-12-2006, 11:59 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been on Prozac for the past 3 years, and I've recently weaned myself off it. I'm now down to taking 1 pill once or twice a week, down from 2 a day at the beginning of the summer. I've been taking CLO, B complex, eating lots of protein, and recently started taking 5-HTTP to help with depression and insomnia, and Calms Forte for when I'm really stressed out and about to "lose it."

I never really connected it to when I started the Prozac, but for a long, long time I haven't been able to cry, even when I knew I needed to. The painful emotions would just build up inside of me and I couldn't get them out. I could think about hurting myself, but I couldn't cry.

I've cried a few times in the past week. When the school called me yesterday to tell me I had to pick up DD because they found nits in her hair, I hung up the phone and started crying. It's been so long since I've been able to do that. I was able to express rage on the phone to DDs' dad today, when not only couldn't he come over to help with the nit situation, not only didn't he pay me any child support this week, but he was on his way out of town to visit with some friends!! I was royally pissed off, and I was able to tell him this then hang up the phone (ok, he hung up on me) and have a good cry.

I never noticed feeling "flat" while on the Prozac, but I'm starting to feel a lot more "alive" now, and I realize that I have been "feeling flat" from the drug.

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I felt that "flat" feeling while I was on Zoloft. It felt much better when I cam off of it and could "feel" again. Currently I am on Lexapro and haven't noticed feeling flat at all.

Glad you are able to feel again!

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I had the same experience on Zoloft, in fact, that "flat" feeling is one of the major reasons I went off of it.
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I'm glad you're able to feel again.
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totally relate to that feeling when i'm on paxcil luckily for me i'm only on for about 4 months or so for seasonal depression then i'm ok... but it's kinda like a hazy ness and don't cry over anything... oh well it's so much better then me fighting with dh all fall/winter and yelling at the kids over dumb things (this stuff was happending way to often the first fall i notices the depression)

and glad things are normalizing
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I felt like that when I first went on Celexa, but it went away once my body adjusted.
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Congrats on the feelings!

Don't forget to add exercise to your list of things that make you feel good! Just don't over do it or you will feel pooped!
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I just have to offer a ...you're one of my favorite posters here on mdc. Sorry you've had such a tough time, but I'm glad you're feeling better. Happy & healthy vibes to you, Ruthla.

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